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Vol. 6. No. 13. 



WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1907. 



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THE PROBLEM OF EVIL. 

On Frida}' evening, January n, Pro- 
fessor C. W. Bakewell of Yale spoke be- 
fore the Philosophy Club on "The Prob- 
lem of Evil." "For three classes of men," 
said Mr. Bakewell, "there is no problem 
of evil." There is none for the abnor- 
mally cheerful man who is so filled with 
the purely physical joy of living that 
he absolutely refuses to consider the- pos- 
sibility of evil. Likewise for the over- 
gloomy, dyspeptic man to whom the whole 
world is one hideous blunder and every- 
thing is upside down, there is, strictly 
speaking, no problem of evil; nor again, 
for the scientist, who regards the world 
merely as a mass of phenomena, arranged 
in orderly sequence, does such a problem 
exist. From his point of view nature is 
indifferent to the happiness of man, and 
evil is simply one among her other phe- 
nomena. 

For the greater part of mankind, how- 
ever, the problem of evil is very real. The 
world is full of suffering and wrong and 
we must face the questions, "How and 
when did it come?" This problem, 
howsver, has never been developed among 
a people of strongly monistic tendencies, 
like the Hebrews. For them evil was 
rather a mystery than a problem, a part 
of the inscrutable plan of God, to which 
man must simply submit. The development 
of the problem came, rather, from peoples, 
like the Greek, possessed of a rich and 
varied mythology that allowed room for an 
element of discord in the universe. From 
such races we have had various explana- 
tions. The orientals explained evil as an 
illusion inherent in the nature of the 
finite consciousness. We see evil, they 
said, simply because we are imperfect, 
because, in birth, there has been a lapse 
from the primal unity. When we return 
to that primal unity we shall cease to see 
evil. This was the teaching of Buddha, 
the difficulty being that it gave no 
reason for the lapse of birth. 

The Greek (Platonic) explanation was 
that of a struggle between matter and 
ideas, — the idea overcoming matter and 
forcing it, in spite of its- inherent, evil ten- 
dencies, to develop into good. The same 
line of thought was carried out in the 
later diabolism which personified evil as 
an active principle at war with God , the 
principle of good. In religion this was of 
benefit, as it created individual responsi- 
bility, giving man a choice and forcing 
him to side with either the evil or the good . 
As philosophy it was, however, unsatis- 
factory, because it destroyed the unity of 



the universe and lessened too much the 
power of God. 

Another explanation comes from the 
scientists, who bring their own doc- 
trine of evolution over into philosophy- 
One of the representatives of this group is 
John Fiske, who tells us that from science 
we learn the unity of nature, good and 
evil alike being necessary parts of the 
scheme. Physical evil, he says, is neces- 
sary to consciousness, moral evil to con- 
science, as a background for good, without 
which there would be no knowledge of 
good. Thus moral evil is necessary to 
the discipline of the soul, in order to create 
a desire for a more complete life. Why 
this discipline is necessary, Fiske nowhere 
distinctly states. -Again LeCounte gives 
a somewhat similar explanation of both 
physical and moral evil as spurs to drive 
the race on to higher development — physi- 
cal evil to the development of physical life ; 
moral, to the consciousness of virtues. 
Mr. Bakewell said that the only solution of 
this problem would be found in following 
out this principle. Le Counte, he added, 
did not follow out that principle far 
enough. 

Besides the explanation of the evolution- 
ists we have also that of the monistic philos- 
ophers. These are represented by Royce, 
who teaches that evil is real, a structural 
part of the universe, but only exclusively 
evil when seen from the finite point of 
view; that God, being infinitely complete 
and perfect must include everything, evil as 
well as good, or must include all the finite 
and must, therefore, suffer in and with 
each finite being. According to this ex- 
planation, also, the plan of the universe 
requires such and such evils to exist. It 
is only in making his will coincide with 
this plan that the individual can attain 
any freedom. This explanation is, how- 
ever, unsatisfactory to the individual suf- 
ferer unless he knows that, besides suffer- 
ing with God he shall also have his share 
in the final triumph; while the freedom 
which it allows is no freedom at all, since 
the universe is made responsible for evil, 
thus completely destroying individual 
responsibility. 

The explanation, according to Mr. 
Bakewell, which shall be satisfactory 
must be satisfactory to the individual and 
must leave a place for individual respon- 
sibility and free will. That we are free 
agents and that we have the experience 
of evil are both facts to which there can be 
no argument, since they are matters of im- 
mediate knowledge. Forthe existence of 
evil we must have an explanation satisfac- 
tory to each ind ividuai sufferer if one is'&left 



unsatisfied, there is no true explanation. 
There will be, then, many different ex- 
planations, — as many as there are individ- 
uals, — and the question arises as to how 
unity shall be obtained from these differ- 
ent explanations. It cannot be answered 
by making all finite individual^ oarts of 
the infinite, since this would destroy- the 
freedom of which each individual is 
immediately conscious. The unity sought, 
therefore, must be of a different kind from 
this ; it must consist of some relation among 
the different explanations, — such as so- 
cial relations among individuals of widely 
differing characters, — which will still 
leave each individual his own explanation 
of the problem of evil. 



THE PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW. 

On Saturday evening, January twelfth, 
the Punch and Judy show attracted a 
goodly number of small girls and boys 
to the Barn. Mr Punch had come, with 
his troupe, from Boston to amuse them 
with his antics, and the children were 
much interested. As usual, Mr. Punch 
was very pugilistic, throwing the baby 
out of the window, and hitting poor Judy, 
as well as numerous other people, over the 
heads with his stick. This stick, although 
twice as long as Punch himself, seemed to 
amuse rather than to frighten the small 
boys, and even the small girls laughed 
at the sad fate of the policeman. All of 
the children, however, were sorry when 
the pet alligator swallowed black Toby, 
with his merry grin. But all were made 
happy agamT with the yards and yards 
of paper ribbons, which Punch, with the 
assistance of some of the children, pulled 
out of the magic box. And the American 
flag, which came out of the box also, they 
greeted with loud shouts of joy: After this 
the show became a little tiresome, and all 
were glad when the end came. It closed 
with the coming of the black and gilt devil 
to carry off the villainous Punch to the 
punishment he had long deserved. 

Immediately the music started up, 
and the little boys hurried hither and 
thither in search of partners for the first 
waltz. Dancing filled up the remaining 
half-hour of the evening. The children's 
costumes were as funny as they usually 
are at the Barn. Among the boys white 
blouses with red ties and blue trousers, 
suggestive of bloomers, predominated. 
Two boys were especially cute in pink 
suits and pink stockings. Among the 
little girls, who were greatly in the ma- 
jority, simple white cotton dresses, made 
with round neck, short sleeves, and very 
baggy long waists, seemed to be the 
style. Large pink bows held up their 
curls. Besides the boys and girls there 
were a few babies in bonnets with cork- 
screw curls showing about their faces, but, 
on account of the lateness of the hour, 
their number was necessarily small. 
Among the children there was a 
little colored girl with typical short braids 
all over her head and gay checked apron. 
This was an unusual sight at the Barn 
as negroes are very scarce in this part of 
the country. She seemed to be very pop- 
ular, however, and like the other children 
apparently enjoyed herself thoroughly. 



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Associate Editor, Elizabeth Andrews, 1908 

Literary Editors, 

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1907! 

The editorial board of College News 
desires to give you its delayed but never- 
theless best wishes for a Happy New Year. 
Many people maintain that this is sarcas- 
tic since Mid-years are looming up so near. 
We of the board, however, are sincere in 
our greetings and wish you success in the 
Mid-years. We hope that you will for the 
future follow the lead of the man who be- 
lieves that he can accomplish anything 
he undertakes provided he wishes for it hard 
enough and puts his whole energy into the 
struggle for it. If we take this for our 
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wish of the modern toastmaster, — "May 
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worst luck you ever will have." 

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extracts from letters received a short 
time ago from Senorita Carolina Marcial. 
Most of us saw Miss Marcial when she 
visited us here, but for the benefit of those 
who do not know of her we would say that 
she is a most charming, brilliant, Spanish 
girl educated under Miss Gulick at the 
"College in Spain." She has spent some 
time in this country and visited Wellesley 
often last year. As seen by her letter she 
is now teaching in Spain, yet although 
many miles separate her from us, she 
still keeps her connection with our col- 
lege and counts many Wellesley girls as 
her friends. From her letter we see also, 
that she is in sympathy with American 
ways of living and teaching and has 
been benehted by many of our ideas. 



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Secretary Ethel V. Grant 

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COLLEGE CALENDAR. 



Wednesday, January 16, at 4.20 P.M., in Billings Hall, Sym- 
phony Lecture by Professor Macdougall. 

Thursday, January 17, at 7.30 P.M., in College Hall Chapel, 
regular monthly business meeting of the Christian Asso- 
ciation. 

Saturday, January 19, at 7.30 P.M., at the Barn, Alpha Kappa 
Chi dance. 

Sunday, January 20, at n A.M., services in Houghton Memorial 
Chapel. Sermon by Rev. Samuel M. Crothers, D.D., of 
Cambridge. 

7 P.M., vespers with address by Miss Dudley of Dennison 
House at the invitation of the Wellesley Chapter of the 
College Settlements Association. 

Monday, January 21, at 7.30 P.M., in College Hall Chapel, First 
Artist Concert. Pianoforte Recital by Olga Samaroff. 

Tuesday, January 22, at 4.20 P.M., Students' Recital at Billings 
Hall. 

COLLEGE NOTES. 



On Tuesday, December 18, the class of 1910 elected the 
following officers: 

Vice-president, Selma Smith. 

Recording Secretary, Kate Cushman. 

Corresponding Secretary, Grace Kilbourne. 

Treasurer, Bell Mapes. 

Executive Committee: Margery Hoyt, Betty Barrow, Marion 
Mason. 

Advisory Committee: Miriam Loder, Blanche Decker. 

Factotums: Miriam Carpenter, Anne Otis. 

Dr. W. T. Grenfell of the Royal Mission to Deep Sea Fisher- 
men gave an illustrated lecture upon "Labrador Life" at the 
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Thursday evening, Jan- 
uary 10. The lecture was under the auspices of the Wellesley 
Congregational Club- 

"The Victorious Life" was the subject of the prayer meeting 
of the Christian Association, Thursday evening, January tenth. 
A description of the "Victorious Life" was read from Paul's 
Epistle to the Romans by the leader, Miss Helen Curtis. In 
addition she told of the many helps God has given us to live this 
life, most important of which is the example of Christ's life. 

The announcement that the pledges for the General Secreta- 
ry's salary for the coming year are soon to be renewed should 
be of interest to every one. 

On Sunday afternoon, January 13, the Student Volunteer 
Band met in the Christian Association office. On Monday even- 
ing, January 14, a League Meeting was held in Cambridge. 

Mr. E. B. Drew, Commissioner of Customs in China, lectured 
in College Hall Chapel on Monday evening, January 14, upon 
"The New China, Social and Political." 

Miss Helen Daniels, 1905, is playing the ingenue role in "The 
Light Eternal." 

At the open meeting of the Social Study Circle at the Zeta 



Alpha House on Tuesday evening, January 15, Mr. Francis gave 
a very interesting talk upon Russia. 

On Thursday evening, January seventeenth, will be held the 
regular monthly meeting of the Christian Association. New 
members will be received into the Association. A full attend- 
ance is desired. 

On Sunday evening, January 13, at 8 o'clock, the class of 
1908 held a prayer meeting in the Phi Sigma House. The 
leader, Katharine Hazeltine, took for her subject: " Individual 
Responsibility." 



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A CHRISTMAS LEGEND OF PROVENCE. 



On the afternoon and evening of December the seventeenth 
the guests of the Phi Sigma Society were entertained by a pres- 
entation of "A Christmas Legend of Provence," written and 
acted by members of the Society. The large room in the 
Society House was gay with Christmas garlands and boughsjaf 
holly and lighted by^candles. Atjme'end^of^the roomTa'stage 
was improvised with screens, the entire lack of the ordinary 
theatrical accessories contributing largely to the atmosphere of 
simple sincerity that characterized the little drama and gave to 
it so much of the spirit of the first Christmas. 

The first scene represented the interior'of^a Provencal peasant 
home. The mother is discovered sitting by the hearth with her 
blind daughter beside her, while Nanoun, the other daughter, 
rocks the rude cradle, singing lullabies. Then a party of 
children enter excitedly, with news of three kings who ride, 
guided by a wondrous star, to find the new-born Christ-child. 
Nanoun must go with them, they say, to meet the kings and 
bear to them their childish gifts, wisps of hay for the patient 
camels. The}' tell of the Child, too — of His power to heal the 
sick and make the blind to see, and the blind child listens, her 
face alight with joy. Accompanied by Nanoun, the children go 
on their way singing, and their song is heard more and more 
faintly as they follow on their Christmas quest. Meanwhile the 
blind girl begs to be allowed to go with them; the Child will heal 
her blindness, she is sure, if she can but find Him. The mother 
protests that it is night and the road is long, but is at last over- 
persuaded and the girl hurries away, following the sound of the 
singing. 

The second scene takes place in the stable where the Christ- 
child lies, a bank of evergreen forming the background for the 
blue-robed Virgin-mother, who sits motionless beside the man- 
ger. The song of the peasant children is heard, coming nearer, 
and the three kings enter, glowing in Oriental splendor, the 
children trooping curiously after. The symbolic gifts are of- 
fered, gold and frankincense and myrrh — and then the door 
opens and the blind child enters, still guided by the voices. 
The Virgin-mother compassionately draws her near to the 
manger, and as the light from it shines upon her eyes her joyful 
cry, "I see!" effectively closes the scene. The little hush which 
preceded the applause testified more convincingly than any 
later demonstration to the legend's success. 

No attempt was made toward a high degree of perfection in 
acting; as in the matter of setting, the effort was rather toward 
extreme simplicity, and the absence of dramatic artificiality 
formed another important element in the unity of atmosphere 
attained. 

Miss Biddle personated the eager, groping, little blind girl 
with sympathetic comprehension, — but indeed this quality was 
shown throughout, the children being especially well done. 
Their song, as they wandered through the night, now near, now 
far, was hauntingly sweet. One of the most delightful features 
of the little play was the costuming, which was managed most 
effectively. The kings were splendid with rich color, and were 
emphatically individualized. Several brief scenes remain as 
charming pictures in memory. 

Those who took part were: 

A Provencal peasant woman Marion Edwards 

Nanoun, her daughter Lucille Drummond 

The blind child Marie Biddle 

The Virgin-mother Laura Kimball 

( Alice Rossington 

The Kings J Isabel Rawn 

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C Katharine Hazeltine 

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MUSIC NOTES. 

On Sunday evening, January 13, 1907, vespers with special 
music were held in the Memorial Chapel. Following is the 
Service list : 
Service Anthem: "Therejwere Shepherds." 

Organ : Prelude to "Parsifal" Wagner 

Largo ■ Handel 

On Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 1907, at 4.20 P.M., a most 
delightful recital of piano and 'cello music was given by Miss 
Hurd of the Wellesley College Department of Music assisted by 
Mr. Bertram Currier of Boston. All Wellesley students know 
Miss Hurd's power and pleasing rendering and all who heard 
Mr. Currier Tuesday afternoon will readily acknowledge him to 
be onsTof the most charming musicians to hear that we have 
ever had here. His rendering of "Am Springbruere," by 
Bavidoff, was especially delightful. Following is the program 
given: 

Piano and 'cello: Sonata in G minor. Op. 5, No. 2, Beethoven 
Adagio sostenuto ed expressivo 
Allegro molto, pin tosto presto 
Rondo allegro 

'cello : Air in D Bach 

"Am Springbruere Bavidoff 

Piano and 'cello: Lied in B flat D'Medy 

Miss Hurd, Piano 

Mr. Bertram Currier, 'Cello 

There will be a Symphony program in Billings Hall, Wednes- 
day, January 16, 1907, at 4.20 P.M., in anticipation of the 
concert January 19, 1907. 

Following is the concert program : 

Overture: "Midsummer-night's Dream" Mendelssohn 

Concerto for Piano Grieg 

Symphony in C Major Schubert 

Soloist: 
Miss Katherine Goodson. 

WELLESLEY COLLEGE ARTIST RECITALS. 

The Music Department is glad to announce that Madame 
Schumann-Heink will appear in Wellesley February 18, 1907, 
as scheduled. 

The first in the series of Artist Recitals will take place in 
College Hall Chapel, at 7.30 P.M., on January 21, 1907, Olga 
Samaroff, pianist. 

No tickets will be on sale at the door. 

SOCIETY NOTES. 

On Saturday evening, January 12, Helen Dill, 1907, and M. 
Emma McCarrol, 1908, were formally initiated into membership 
in the Agora. The following Alumnae were present: Miriam 
Hathaway, 1897; Edith Moore, 1900; Grace Newhart, 1903; 
and Vena Batty, 1906. 



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ALUMN/E NOTES. 

This column will contain items concerning Alumnae, former 
students, and past and present members of the Faculty. Other 
items will occasionally be added which are thought to be of es- 
pecial interest to the readers of the Alumnae Notes. 



The College announces with sorrow the death of Miss Cum- 
mings, a fuller record of whose life and services will be given in 
a later number of College News. 

Meetings of the Chicago, Washington and Colorado Welles- 
ley Clubs have been held during the Christmas vacation, reports 
of which will be given in the next issue of the Magazine. 

Mrs. Carl D. Sheppard, (Margaret P. Allen, 1902-1904) is the 
newh' elected secretary of the Wellesley Club of Washington, 
D. C. Her address is The Willson, Corner Harvard and 14th 
street, Washington, D. C. 

The American Magazine for December printed the following 
poem of Isabella Howe Fiske, 1896: 

TO THE CHRIST CHILD IN AN OLD MASTERPIECE. 

For much needed coin, a payment slight, 

Mayhap thy mother brought thee, long ago, 

To the young Botticelli's studio 

And since the room was strangely full of bright, 

Mysterious things, as any baby might, 

Thou didst smile and reach out to them. Even so 

The world to-day thy babyhood doth know, 

For as the Christ-child seemed it in the sight 

Of that great painter of the Infant-Christ 

And angel-guardianed nativity; 

And many, weary, come from over-sea, 

Drawn by thy smile that hath men's hearts sufficed. 

But thou didst grow and go thy peasant way, 

And didst not know that thou wert Christ one day. 

Miss Elizabeth D. Leach, 1S90, goes to Dana Hall School as 
teacher of mathematics. 

Miss Bertha E. Smith, B. A., 1890, M. A., 1896, takes the 
place of Miss Katharine Elliott, 1892, at Fairmount Seminary, 
Washington, D. C. 

Miss Annette C. Gates, 1897, i s teaching literature and his- 
tory in the LeBaron Drumm School, 40 West 72nd street, New 
York City. 

Miss Grace Phemister, 1899, has given up her position in Miss 
Leach's school in Troy, New York, to become teacher of Eng- 
lish in the High School of Medford, Massachusetts. 

Miss Marian T. Pratt, 1S99, is teaching in Gould's Academy, 
Bethel, Maine. 

Miss Mary C. Mcllwain, 1903, is for the second year teaching 
in Porto Rico. Her address is Infantry Barracks, care of Lieu- 
tenant A. S. Miller, San Juan. 

Miss Luna K. French, 1905, has a secretary's position in the 
Woman's Educational and Industrial Union, Boylston street, 
Boston. 

Miss Mabel R. Gordon, 1905, has accepted a position in the 
Editorial Department of Ginn & Company, publishers, Boston. 

Miss Blanche Wenner, 1905, is teacher of English in the 
Salt Lake City High School, 

Miss Sarah S. Bauman, 1906, takes this month the position 
of teacher of mathematics and German in the High School of 
Boonville, Indiana. 

Miss Alice M. Grover, 1906, has accepted a position as teacher 
of mathematics in the Reading (Massachusetts) High School. 

Miss Florence B. Jennings, 1906, is teaching in the High 
School of Draper, Utah. 

Miss Florence P. Tuttle, 1906, is teaching in the State Nor- 
mal School, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. 

Miss Florence E. Kraus, 1906, is teaching in the High School 
of Oxford, Pennsylvania. 

CHANGES OF ADDRESS. 

Miss Amy M. Mothershead, 1891, care of Miss M, A. Knox, 
Briarcliff Manor, New York, for the school year; permanent 
address, care of Mrs. H. B. Lusch, 109 East 47th street, Chicago, 
Illinois. 

Miss Mary Edith Ames, 1898, 49 High street, Medford, Massa- 
chusetts. 

Miss Nellie Strum, 1903, 116 East 17th street, New York City. 

ENGAGEMENT. 

Miss Florence E. Weaver, formerly of 1907, to Rev. S. K. 
Piercy of Newburgh, New York. 



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MARRIAGE. 

Gay — Andrews. December 17, 1906, in Columbus, Ohio, 
Miss Catherine Emily Andrews, 1901, to Mr. Carl Warren Gay. 
At home after the first of February, at 316 West 9th avenue, 
Columbus, Ohio. 

DEATHS. 

Clara Eaton Cummings, Hunnewell Professor of Cryptoga- 
mic Botany in Wellesley College, died in Concord, New Hamp- 
shire, on Friday, December 28, 1906. The funeral services 
were held on December 30, at the house of her niece, Mrs. 
Worthen, 24 Fayette street, Concord, New Hampshire. 

In St. Louis, Missouri, December 1, 1906, Mrs. Louise Swift 
Robbins, 1890. 

In Riverpoint, Rhode Island, December 27, 1906, John B. 
Allen, father of Bessie W. Allen, 1904. 

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 31, 1906, Jeannette 
Cora Welch, 1889. 

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 10, 1907. Mrs. Will- 
iam D. Kelly, mother of Jeannette S. Kelly, 1904. 



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COLLEGE NEWS 



Extracts from the Letters of Senorita Carolina Marcial. 



"Mondays are our free days and then we have an extra long 
walk. Last Monday Miss Bidwell and Miss Knowlton took 
half of us to the Prado . We stayed there over an hour admiring 
the wonderful pictures. Afterwards we went to the Retiro 
and had a lovely time walking under the trees and near the lake. 
The others went with Miss Gulick and Jean for a long walk in 
the country. 

"When we have fine evenings Miss Bidwell takes the girls out 
for a short walk on the Castellana. They all enjoy it so much 
that they are always willing to study half an hour longer in the 
afternoon so as to get through the study hour in the evening 
half an hour earlier. Now it is rather too cold to go out. 

October 29. 
"An event of this month was a velada given to the W. B. M. 
school. We had three plays. The first one was an Andalusian 
scene. The stage was full of flowers and two girls were embroid- 
ering, so when the curtain rose it looked like a patio in dear 
old Seville. After six tableaux we gave Las Ninas de Elena 
(The Daughters of Helen). It was so full of fun the girls liked 
it ever so much. Then we had some shadow pictures. One of 
them was the King and Queen, then Guzman de Bueno, Isabel I. 
of Colon, etc. The last play was the last part of Don Carlos 
(Schiller) . After the christening of Jean Knowlton (Juanita, 
now) we had the greatest surprise — the new college song. 

"The men are working both outside and inside of the new 
building fixing the windows and putting the last coat of paint 
on. The men are now painting the walls. There is much more 
to be done in the paranynpho and the floors are not fixed, neither 
are the stairs or balustrades. They are trying to finish the en- 
tire first floor as soon as possible. The girls use the library 
certain hours each day. I have no idea when we will have a 
Chemical Laboratory and no one else seems to know either. 

November 19. 
"November began with quite an important social event. The 
faculty were invited to a reception given at the English Embassy 
on' the ninth. Mr. Gulick took them and they had a lovely time. 
Lady Bunsen invited them to tea and they met the Bishop of 
Gibraltar, a very interesting man. 

"The following Sunday some American tourists dropped in 
for tea. They happened to know quite a number of people we 
know over there so we had a delightful afternoon. Miss Gulick 
invited the two young girls to supper and they seemed to enjoy 
this American spot in old Madrid very much . That same evening 
Mr. Gulick and Don Carlos Aranjo Garcia, who were the Span- 
ish delegates at the Christian Endeavor convention in Geneva 
last summer gave a lecture to us about their experiences and in- 
spirations while they were there. They spoke beautifully and 
everything they said was most interesting. 

"The morning of the fourteenth I was quite wild with ex- 
citement. The editor of the 'Heraldo de Madrid' presented 
me with two tickets to go to Congress. I was especially glad 
to get them for they were having great discussions about the 
Law of Associaciones, Religiosas and Jurisdiccions. We were 
in the president's box right opposite the blue bench where the 
ministers sat. We could see everyone in the room very well in- 
deed. The minister of Gobernacion spoke, also Sr. Canalejas 
and some deputees. 

"The coming in of Sr. Canalejas (the president) followed by 
the two 'maceros' was very imposing. Before the session was 
through an official brought us a tiny leather bag full of candy 
with the compliments of the president. Spaniards are'cer- 
tainly very polite and gallant to ladies even though they don't 
care to have them educated. 

"The next excitement came on Saturday afternoon when 
Miss Knowlton and Miss Gulick took the Senior class to the 
church of the Buon Suceso to see the King and Queen. We 
went early enough to get seats right under their box and we had 
a fine long look at them. They were talking with each other 



most of the time and they looked at the people as hard as they 
could . 

"The monthly examinations came on Saturday the twenty- 
fourth. Both departments had oral examinations that morn- 
ing. Miss Bidwell and Miss Knowlton examined one of their 
English classes and I examined my general literature class. 

"As we have been having glorious weather, two weeks ago 
last Monday Fortuny 5 and our sisters in the W. B. M. S. went 
out for a picnic and for a long walk. We had our luncheon on a 
hill near the Castellana; after playing and racing a little we 
started on our walk. When we got home Miss Gulick invited 
the whole crowd to tea, and we were only too glad to accept 
for we had had much fun and were very thirsty on account 
of the heat and long walk. 

"Thanksgiving Day was celebrated by the American teachers. 
They all had their dinner at the W. B. M. S. We went over 
there to sing, ' My Country, 'tis of Thee ' and the ' Star Spangled 
Banner' under the dining room windows. 

"The Woman's Board M. S. gave us a delightful surprise to 
begin this month. The evening of December 1st, 5 Fortuny 
was invited to a most wonderfully gotten up entertainment. 
They gave us a lovely velada. The three plays they gave were 
very bright and funny. They also had an English song, "Pan- 
sy Faces.' The small girls were dressed like pansies; the)' 
looked very cute and sang their song very sweetly indeed. 
The last number was a chorus of Spanish songs for which the 
singers were dressed with perfection like different provinces. 
We applauded them most enthusiastically and they deserved it. 
"Miss Bidwell's birthday was last Sunday and it was a very 
happy one for 5 Fortuny. We trimmed the dining room with 
green and flowers and made a green path from the stair-case to 
her table where we put the American and Spanish flags tied 
with laurel. As she came down we waited at the foot of the 
stairs and sang the Spanish royal march. In the afternoon she 
invited us to chocolate and American hermits. The combina- 
tion was most delicious. We ate to her health and 'Quesea V. 
directora por muchos anos' (that you may be directora for 
many years). 

"Miss Knowlton had her birthday, Friday, the fourteenth. 
As she is so fond of Spanish customs and as she is at the head 
of the music department, she was surprised by a real Spanish 
serenade. Three men came, two with guitars and one with a 
mandolin and they played and sang under her windows the 
evening before her birthday. We didn't celebrate the day 
until supper time as it was a regular class day. The table was 
prettily decorated with a wreath of green and flowers around 
the cake. While we were eating, the girls came and sang an 
old hymn that Miss Knowlton used to like very much while she 
was in Biarritz six years ago. They were treated to birthday 
cake and 'Turron' (Spanish Christmas candy). 

December 16. 
"I had quite an experience on the afternoon of Monday, 
December 3d. I took Rosita Maestre for a walk, and as we came 
back on the car we saw the Queen mother and her daughter, 
the Infanta Teresa, walking on the Castellana. We stopped 
the car, got out and came walking home beside them. I assure 
you we had a grand view of them. Three or four times they 
smiled at us, but the happy thing was that I had my kodak 
with me and I caught four pictures of them, three while walk- 
ing and the last one while they were in their carriage. 

"Wasn't Miss Borden lovely to get the Alice Gordon Gulick 
scholarship? As soon as I heard of it, I took the girls to the 
cemetery. We took lots of flowers to the dear grave and I 
promised there that I would live to be the woman she wanted 
me to be and that I would follow her steps and example as 
closely as possible. This is the first time that girls have been 
to her grave and Miss Bessie wept from gratitude when I asked 
her if I could take the girls there. 

"We all hope that the new building will soon be finished and 
you can be sure that it is most encouraging to hear of your en- 
deavors to help us. 

"You must also be encouraged because this certainly is a 
noble, beautiful and wonderful work and I am sure that the 
Lord is proving that He is helping us along all the time. 

"I have learned many things and I have come back with a 
great sense of honor and responsibility, so you see America has 
been a great blessing in all respects. You can be sure that I 
am perfectly happy here. Once in a while I get worried be- 
cause I realize what a big problem life is.". 

Carolina Marcial.